Haworth Design Guidance

Example of a Domestic Property - Haworth Main Street

1. Most of the roofs in Haworth are laid with stone slates. Repairs to the roof should be made using materials to match the existing in terms of type, size, colour, thickness and coursing. Any change to roofing materials may require planning permission or consent, the Design and Conservation team will be happy to advise. 2. Alarm boxes, satellite dishes and other additions to the building can create clutter on the building. Satellite dishes require planning permission and/or listed building consent and are unlikely to be supported on the front elevation. Alarm boxes should be placed in a non-prominent position, such as under the eaves.3. Stonework should not be cleaned as this can drastically change the appearance of the building, removing its patina of age and also damaging the stonework itself. Pointing should always be undertaken using a lime mortar to match the original and should have a recessed or flush finish, rather than standing proud of the face of the stone.4. Stonework should be left in its natural state and not painted, which traps moisture in the stone. Paint may be removed if an appropriate cleaning method can be identified. Alternatively where stonework has already been painted a stone coloured paint should be used. Painting unpainted stonework on listed buildings requires Listed Building Consent.5. Chimneystacks should be maintained at their full height and where traditional pots remain these should be retained. Regular maintenance and repair is key to keeping your chimneystack in good order. Works to rebuild, lower or alter chimneystacks on listed properties will require Listed Building Consent. 6. Traditionally most pipework and guttering would have been made of either cast iron or timber. Replacements in other materials can harm the character of the conservation area and may need consent. 7. Windows and doors make a substantial contribution to how the property appears and to the character of the conservation area. In Haworth most domestic properties traditionally had sash windows or sometimes fixed or side hung casements. Where original windows remain it is important that these are retained and can often be repaired and draft proofed to improve their performance without the need for a replacement. Where windows and doors have already been replaced, consideration should be given to restoring traditional styles of door and windows. These should be made of timber and have a painted finish but can often incorporate double glazing. The Design and Conservation Team will be happy to advise about appropriate types of doors and windows for your property. Replacing windows and doors in listed properties requires Listed Building Consent.
  1. Most of the roofs in Haworth are laid with stone slates. Repairs to the roof should be made using materials to match the existing in terms of type, size, colour, thickness and coursing. Any change to roofing materials may require planning permission or consent, the Design and Conservation team will be happy to advise.
  2. Alarm boxes, satellite dishes and other additions to the building can create clutter on the building. Satellite dishes require planning permission and/or listed building consent and are unlikely to be supported on the front elevation. Alarm boxes should be placed in a non-prominent position, such as under the eaves.
  3. Stonework should not be cleaned as this can drastically change the appearance of the building, removing its patina of age and also damaging the stonework itself. Pointing should always be undertaken using a lime mortar to match the original and should have a recessed or flush finish, rather than standing proud of the face of the stone.
  4. Stonework should be left in its natural state and not painted, which traps moisture in the stone. Paint may be removed if an appropriate cleaning method can be identified. Alternatively where stonework has already been painted a stone coloured paint should be used. Painting unpainted stonework on listed buildings requires Listed Building Consent.
  5. Chimneystacks should be maintained at their full height and where traditional pots remain these should be retained. Regular maintenance and repair is key to keeping your chimneystack in good order. Works to rebuild, lower or alter chimneystacks on listed properties will require Listed Building Consent.
  6. Traditionally most pipework and guttering would have been made of either cast iron or timber. Replacements in other materials can harm the character of the conservation area and may need consent.
  7. Windows and doors make a substantial contribution to how the property appears and to the character of the conservation area. In Haworth most domestic properties traditionally had sash windows or sometimes fixed or side hung casements. Where original windows remain it is important that these are retained and can often be repaired and draft proofed to improve their performance without the need for a replacement.
    Where windows and doors have already been replaced, consideration should be given to restoring traditional styles of door and windows. These should be made of timber and have a painted finish but can often incorporate double glazing. The Design and Conservation Team will be happy to advise about appropriate types of doors and windows for your property. Replacing windows and doors in listed properties requires Listed Building Consent.

Example of a Commercial Property - Haworth Main Street

1. Stonework should be left in its natural state and not painted. Paint may be removed if an appropriate cleaning method can be identified or where stonework has already been painted a stone coloured paint should be used. 2. Alarm boxes, satellite dishes and other additions to the building create clutter on the building. Satellite dishes require planning permission and/or listed building consent and are unlikely to be supported on the front elevation. Alarm boxes should be placed in a non-prominent position, such as under the eaves. 3.Chimneystacks should be maintained at their full height. Where traditional pots remain these should be retained. Regular maintenance and repair is key to keeping your chimneystack in good order. Works to rebuild, lower or alter chimneystacks will require planning permission and if your property is listed, Listed Building Consent too. 4. Windows make a substantial contribution to how the property appears and to the character of the conservation area. In Haworth most commercial properties had sliding sash windows to the upper floors. Where original windows remain it is important that these are retained. Traditional windows were usually very well made and can often be repaired and draft proofed.Where windows need to be replaced a traditional painted timber frame will be sought. Replacing windows and doors in commercial or listed properties requires planning permission and/or Listed Building Consent. The Design and Conservation Team will be happy to advise about the appropriate style for your property. 5. The reinstatement of the timber shopfront is the most significant improvement that can be made to the appearance of the building. Where an historic shopfront remains it should be regularly maintained. New shopfronts and alterations to existing shopfront always require planning permission, and Listed Building Consent if your property is a listed building. 6. Traditionally shop signs were timber with individually painted lettering. Signs should be carefully considered and designed to enhance the shop front. Generally they should be no wider than the shop window and be located below the cill level of the first floor windows. Internally illuminated signage will not be supported. Changes to signage on properties may require listed building consent and/or advertisement consent. The Design and Conservation team will be happy to advise about appropriate types of signage for your property. 7. Traditionally most pipework and guttering were made of either cast iron or timber. Where this remains it should be repaired and retained. Replacements in other materials can harm the character of the conservation area and may need consent. 8. Stonework should not be cleaned as this can drastically change the appearance of the building, removing its patina of age and can also damage the stonework itself. Pointing should always be undertaken using a lime mortar to match the original and should have a recessed or flush finish, rather than standing proud of the face of the stone. 9.Shutters and other security installations can have a considerable impact on the appearance of a shopfront. External security devices will always require planning permission and may also require listed building consent. The use of internal shopfront security, such as lattice shutters behind the glass minimise the impact on the streetscape.
  1. Stonework should be left in its natural state and not painted. Paint may be removed if an appropriate cleaning method can be identified or where stonework has already been painted a stone coloured paint should be used.
  2. Alarm boxes, satellite dishes and other additions to the building create clutter on the building. Satellite dishes require planning permission and/or listed building consent and are unlikely to be supported on the front elevation. Alarm boxes should be placed in a non-prominent position, such as under the eaves.
  3. Chimneystacks should be maintained at their full height. Where traditional pots remain these should be retained. Regular maintenance and repair is key to keeping your chimneystack in good order. Works to rebuild, lower or alter chimneystacks will require planning permission and if your property is listed, Listed Building Consent too.
  4. Windows make a substantial contribution to how the property appears and to the character of the conservation area. In Haworth most commercial properties had sliding sash windows to the upper floors. Where original windows remain it is important that these are retained. Traditional windows were usually very well made and can often be repaired and draft proofed.
    Where windows need to be replaced a traditional painted timber frame will be sought. Replacing windows and doors in commercial or listed properties requires planning permission and/or Listed Building Consent. The Design and Conservation Team will be happy to advise about the appropriate style for your property.
  5. The reinstatement of the timber shopfront is the most significant improvement that can be made to the appearance of the building. Where an historic shopfront remains it should be regularly maintained. New shopfronts and alterations to existing shopfront always require planning permission, and Listed Building Consent if your property is a listed building.
  6. Traditionally shop signs were timber with individually painted lettering. Signs should be carefully considered and designed to enhance the shop front. Generally they should be no wider than the shop window and be located below the cill level of the first floor windows. Internally illuminated signage will not be supported. Changes to signage on properties may require listed building consent and/or advertisement consent. The Design and Conservation team will be happy to advise about appropriate types of signage for your property.
  7. Traditionally most pipework and guttering were made of either cast iron or timber. Where this remains it should be repaired and retained. Replacements in other materials can harm the character of the conservation area and may need consent.
  8. Stonework should not be cleaned as this can drastically change the appearance of the building, removing its patina of age and can also damage the stonework itself. Pointing should always be undertaken using a lime mortar to match the original and should have a recessed or flush finish, rather than standing proud of the face of the stone.
  9. Shutters and other security installations can have a considerable impact on the appearance of a shopfront. External security devices will always require planning permission and may also require listed building consent. The use of internal shopfront security, such as lattice shutters behind the glass minimise the impact on the streetscape.

Contact details

Design and Conservation Team

Phone : 01274 433952
Fax : 01274 433767
Email : conservation@bradford.gov.uk

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